Manufactured in the UK to precise tolerances and using only the finest materials, you can rely on Solo Bass strings for consistent tone and performance in every packet.
Every Solo Bass 55 string is still hand made by highly skilled engineers on James How’s original machinery.
Rolled, not ground
The search for a smooth finish led string makers to polish and grind their products. This process of creating ground wound strings negatively affects their tone by removing natural harmonics.
In 1977, James How patented his Linea™ finish which pressurised the crown of the string, thereby avoiding the removal of material. Result: a smooth string with a controlled coefficient of friction, maximum brilliance, and minimal fretwear.